Book Launch: Future of African Theology
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Book Launch: Future of African Theology

The new book, Fr. Opongo said, “investigates the role of the Church in contemporary society, pastoral challenges, and propositions on how the Church could respond to them.” “The book is therefore an African Theology reader, introducing both Africans and international scholars to the diverse perspectives of African theology,” the Jesuit Priest said during the September…

Vaccine Rollout in Africa: Global Inequality Visualised
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Vaccine Rollout in Africa: Global Inequality Visualised

There has been a lot of focus on COVID-19 vaccine inequalities between high-income and low- and middle-income countries. For instance, it is estimated that up to 70% of all vaccines to be produced in 2021 were pre-booked by a handful of countries. This has caused severe bottlenecks in vaccine supply to low- and middle-income countries, leading to…

Echoing “I Dance Therefore I am’
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Echoing “I Dance Therefore I am’

Amen to “I dance therefore I am”! That lovely clip and reflection by Sr Philomena on 07/09/21. Setting many of us smiling, grinning, glowing, glad! I dance therefore I am is nearly an understatement! After the heartbeat, dancing is my/our next prove of living, with or without thinking or reasoning. With our without food, drinks,…

East Africa: Challenges in Discernment of Vocation to Religious Life
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East Africa: Challenges in Discernment of Vocation to Religious Life

Presenting online to about 200 participants drawn from all over the world, Sr. Auma said that the abandonment of Consecrated life worries, affirming that “some leave as an act of coherence, because they recognize after serious discernment that they never had this vocation. We find quite often situations of an intermittent dedication, occasional fidelity, a…

Africa: Religious Sisters in Search of Economic Sustainability
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Africa: Religious Sisters in Search of Economic Sustainability

“As a way of economic sustainability of a Congregation, this paper has advocated for members of a congregation to be allowed to move outside their community projects and work elsewhere in public or other private institutions in search of better pay,” Sr. Bibiana said Tuesday, August 24. The member of the Little Sisters of St….

Historical Slavery: A Dutch Perspective
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Historical Slavery: A Dutch Perspective

The author, Paul de Schipper, is a retired Dutch journalist, with extensive experience reporting on African affairs. He is a friend of the Mill Hill Missionaries Decaying ‘Amsterdam’ slavery monument on Ghanaian coast. In Amsterdam they are busy with the slavery past. Much publicity, an exhibition on Slavery in the Rijksmuseum. And official apologies from…

Memorial Martyrs of Algeria: Costly Dialogue with Islam
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Memorial Martyrs of Algeria: Costly Dialogue with Islam

When in May 1996 the shocking news of the murder at Tibhirine, Algeria, of a community of seven Trappist monks hit the headlines the subsequent publication of the moving ‘Testament’ of Christian de Chergé, the prior of that community, opened a window on the singular originality of this community’s involvement with its Muslim neighbours. The…

Safeguarding: African Scholars Highlight Clericalism and Patriarchy
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Safeguarding: African Scholars Highlight Clericalism and Patriarchy

(Sr Ngalula): “The faithful who have assimilated clericalism reproduce the same deviant behaviors of clerics when they have positions of responsibility in the Church. They also do not accuse the clerics of abuses in the Church and society, and teach that to speak badly of a cleric is a sin and an attack on the…

April 1994 – Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
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April 1994 – Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect…